|Posted by CSR Kenya on March 31, 2017 at 7:15 AM|
Established : June 2009
Locatation : Nakuru County
Mailing Address : P.O.Box 7218-20110 Nakuru
Email Address : [email protected]
Telephone : 0789273664 0722771409
Organization website : www.nakuruhospice.org
Brief description: We provide Palliative Care to patients with chronic illnesses that are not likely to be cured such as cancer, HIV/AIDs and other non communicable diseases. This is an approach that improves quality of life of patients and their families with life threatening illnesses through prevention and relief of suffering and treatment of pain, Day care group therapy, Psycho-social support (counseling), spiritual care, Holistic home based care, bereavement support and training health and non health professional in palliative care skills.
Vision : Nakuru Hospice envisions alleviating the physical and psycho-social suffering associated with progressive incurable illnesses
Mission : Our mission is to avail and access high quality palliative care service to patients and their families in Nakuru County and and neighboring counties
Achievements: We have provided quality care to more than 3212 patients and their families. We have seen patients and families who had lost hope that cancer is like a death sentence gain that hope and live normal lives and some go back to work. We have seen those with breast cancer get children and they become living testimonies. We have been able to visit patient who are bed ridden in their homes and they no longer die in pain but die with dignity. We have provided services free and given drugs to the poor and those who have no finances as they spent all what they had towards treatment of cancer.
The most Imediate Needs :
- Funds to buy drugs and medical supplies
- Funds to run the operations of the hospice ( motor vehicle fuel, insurance, repairs, office supplies, and salaries)
- Purchase of medical equipment
Long term Needs: In order to be sustainable, we need to construct a full facility that would have inpatient facility. We have noted that many people suffer because they were diagnosed late.This facility would have other functions such as prevention by creating awareness on cancer, screening and diagnostic services. If we get support we would like to support treatment for the poor those who cannot afford as cancer treatment is very expensive